Joel's foot was on the turtle, ready to accelerate as soon as the green light came on. It can be so annoying sometimes when the traffic suddenly shows red when you think you are going to beat the traffic.
His boss Rodrigo Campbell was sitting in the passenger seat and ordered him to drive to the glass house in twenty minutes against the usual forty minutes drive.
He was seated with his girlfriend Camilla Dickson, who also was his secretary. He was having his laptop on his thighs and was working on it.
His full attention was on his laptop while Camilla sat with her arms folded across her chest quietly. The sight of which indicates that she was afraid of something.
Rodrigo is the richest dude in the country at the young age of 25. The President of the Campbell's group and heir to the entire Campbell's Companies worldwide.
He is tall, handsome with a powerful aura. A private person and hates publicity. He was an eye candy to the female species and highly admired by his male counterparts.
He is extremely devoted to the best interest of the company and within three years he took over the company, it's horizons have spread far and wide.
Rodrigo turned and glanced at Camilla sitting quietly and he hived a smile. The latter was lost in her thoughts and she missed his glance.
Rodrigo recounted their first meeting in his heart and he grinned. He never imagined that things could work out so beautifully between them.
To say the truth, he wasn't quite the gentleman the day they met. He shook his head and continued working on his computer.
"Penny for your thoughts?" He teased, shutting down the computer and placing it aside. He pulled her to himself and she willingly snuggled into him.
"What's going on in that head of yours?" He asked, placing a featherlight kiss on her temple. He loves her and she loves him too.
She had saved his life and he had fallen in love with her afterward. He never thought a day would come in his life that he would be saved by a girl, until Camilla did just that.
"Rodrigo" Camilla called gently, playing with his shirt buttons. If there's anything she wants the most right now, it is for him to let her go.
"Mm..mm" Rodrigo grunted. He looked at her, his lower jaw directly above her hair. He stroked her hair and his other hand pulled her tighter.
" Can you just spare me this lunch,I don't want to come with you" She requested. His parents disliked her already. She doesn't want to belittle herself more by following him to the glass house.
" No, I won't," he paused, before declaring " rest" and caressed her back gently. He knew that was her fear. She doesn't want to accompany him to lunch in his parents house.
His mother had called him an hour ago to come over for lunch. He had refused with an excuse that he had a heap of work on his desk but she insisted and said it was his grandfather's orders.
He had no option than to come. His grandfather was one person he couldn't refute. He must obey no matter how difficult it was for him.
He was used to having lunch with his secretary who invariably is his girlfriend Camilla. Hence he asked her to accompany him to lunch at his parents place.
They had to face the monster once and for all and show their unrelenting love for each other. What's the use of running away from reality and what they feel for each other?
Being a coward will do them no good. He loves Camilla and not Emma. He can't help it, his heart only bears for Camilla.
Joel drove into the vast compound of the glass house. It's called a glass house because the exterior was made of glass transparent and glittering.
His parents lived there and that was where his father also lived before his death. And now, his grandfather and mother lived there with the servants or when his sister Mirabel comes around.
Joel drove until he parked at the garage and Rodrigo gently tapped Camilla to wake her up. She shivered and looked up at him with a questioning gaze.
"Relax, I am here" he coaxed her. No one is going to eat when up or whip her with a cane. At least he had brought her and would definitely protect her.
She is his girlfriend and not anyone else's. He knew his mother had met her several times and had been hostile toward her but she hasn't warned her to stay off.
He was the one to have an argument or tussle with his family and not her. She shouldn't be scared but be calm, composed with self esteem.
Camilla nodded and sighed softly. She was definitely going to still meet them or some other day if she was going to love Rodrigo forever.
Rodrigo alighted and held the door for Camilla to step out. She did and looked at the beautiful glass house and then at Rodrigo before intertwining her hand with his and walked along.
"Your place is good" Camilla complimented and Rodrigo smiled and said she was going to be a part of the family soon.
As they approached the house, they heard laughter coming from the house which definitely belong to the feminine gender:
Rodrigo walked in followed closely by Camilla. Lola Campbell was seated poised and beside her was seated a delicate looking girl with a fragile look and appearance.When Camilla saw, she had to swallow a lump of saliva. The girl looked perhaps a little younger than her, beautiful with an exquisite outfit.Within a few seconds, Camilla had glanced at her. Her earrings, necklace and Bangles were pure gold, glittering and giving her the air of a girl from an aristocratic family.Her eyelashes were long and her fingernails were painted red which is the same with her lipstick. Her eyeballs were grey and she has blond hair.Lola Campbell and the girl looked in the direction of the both of them
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Camilla got dressed and went to the company. She arrived almost at the same time Rodrigo arrived. She didn't pause to say anything to him but went straight towards the elevator.Rodrigo caught up with her just before the elevator closed on them. Camilla had given him a cold shoulder the previous evening when he went to find her in her house.He stood and talked with her but She didn't reply to him nor utter anything. She just remained with her back to him. Eventually he left, leaving her alone.At least he knows where she was already. Shexwas home and being with her mother, she wasn't going to do anything to hurt herself besides sobbing.He was worried all night as he kept calling her and Camilla wou
He sat down on his desk and pretended not to hear his mother. Emma coming over to his Mansion? Fine, she would be the one to pack her belongings and leave without being told.Lola had mixed feelings. Happy and unsure of what her son would do. Happy because he didn't object to it and unsure because she can't predict his attitude towards her when he gets back home.He might even choose not to go to his Mansion after all, that filth is seducing him with her body shamelessly." I am leaving then. And one advise, that thing you just fucked in that lounge of yours, fuck her as much as you can, that's the best she can get before you get engaged with Emma" Lola declared and eyed her son before walking out.As soon
"Speak?!" Rodrigo had ordered, his hands in his pants pocket as he stared at the shivering waitress before him. She looked scared , looking backwards for times he couldn't number."I am sorry but your drinks have been drugged" she warned him. Shivering and her forehead was covered in bears. She had never harmed anyone in her life and she finds this a crime to follow a bad man's order and harm someone who has done her no wrong.Rodrigo had looked at her from her head to her toes with a frown before he asked " how did you know my drink was drugged?" He asked, scrutinising her still with his eyes."I did it. I was forced to do it at gunpoint after I refused the initial offer of money. I am sorry that's why I had to find a way to inform you about it" She explained wi
They all turned in the direction of the door where the voice came from and the agency staff was stunned as much as everyone else.What! He is here? What does he want and how did he know what was going on that he left his responsibility to be in a place like this.He was suddenly sweating? His hands were sweating and his forehead suddenly were filled with beads of tears. His breathing was heightened."Ahhh...I mean...yes...Mr Campbell... good to...ha...ve you here" he stammered. He himself didn't know what he said. He just knew he uttered some words.Camilla was shivering as she saw the man. He was the man she saved last night and who made
She stepped out and saw the car which Rodrigo brought. The latest model of Lexus, parked at the front of her home. There were no more than two people who had such cars in the entire country.She never knew Rodrigo was one of them. It implies he was richer than she thought. No wonder someone was after him to destroy him.She drew closer, Joel came forward to hold the door for her to get in. Camilla stood and stared at the open door. She was reluctant to get into the car." Please get inside" Joel urged her and she did. As soon as she did, Joel shut the door. The temperature of the car was chilling. She hugged herself and glanced at Rodrigo sitting next to her.H